Maurice Allen (USA), professional long drive competitor, won the Holland LDET (Long Drive European Tour) Championship this past weekend, returning to the top of the
podium. Allen’s drives of 376 and 367 yards bested competitor Scott Beaven of England in the final round. This week’s championship win further secured Allen’s lead as number one in the official European Long Drive ranking, and moved his standings in the LDET from number 11 to number two.
The competition started very strong for Allen with a qualifying round drive of 393 yards, his personal best of the day, and the longest ball recorded in the event. That blast set the tone for the remainder of Allen’s competition.
“It’s great when I can come out and post very strong numbers in the qualifying rounds,” said Maurice Allen, Holland LDET Champion. “It’s even more rewarding that I didn’t have an OB set the entire event, remained focused and consistent throughout the entire competition to capture the championship.”
In Amsterdam, the hitters were drawn into four groups and played three rounds each for seeding. Allen succeeded with the first victory of the season. To win he had to defeat Tim Petrasch (GER), Lee Gauthier (ENG) and Emil Rosberg (SWE) in match play. Meanwhile, Beaven beat Mauro Benaglio (CH), Anders Pettersson (SWE) and Dan Konyk (ENG).
Next up for Allen is the Tennessee Shootout in Greenville, TN before heading back overseas for the Austria LDET and Czech Republic LDET competitions over the next few weeks. His complete schedule can be found at www.mauriceallen360.com.
Championship Match Results:
Maurice Allen (376, 367) def. Scott Beaven (353, 363)
Maurice Allen (386, 391) def. E. Roseberg (364, 358)
S. Beaven (349, 380, 360) def. Dan Konyk (335, 381, 334)
About Maurice Allen
Allen, who grew up in Pine Hills, Florida, earned a biology degree from Florida A&M University. He attended chiropractic school in Atlanta, where he also became a student of the game of golf. After countless hours of practice around the Atlanta area, he set a new Guinness World Record for golf ball speed (211 mph), using a 3 wood. His longest drive in competition is 459 yards. Last year, Allen competed on the Long Drivers European Tour, where he won three titles and then the tour champion title, based on points. He finished as the Champion of the Volvik Long Drive European Tour, where he
maintained his #1 ranking throughout the nine championships.
Photo Credit: Raquel Mateos, Long Drivers European Tour